The fate of our home galaxy is sealed: the Milky Way will collide (!!!) with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as shown by new measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Our solar system is catapulted to a new place – in four billion (!!!) years, it is so far.
Our home galaxy is on crash course. For a long time, astronomers have known that the Milky Way and the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy are converging. Both race towards each other at about 400,000 kilometers per hour. Currently, the Andromeda galaxy is still about 2.5 million light-years away from us.
Until now, it was unclear whether the two galaxies would collide directly with each other, only streak or even miss. That was because the exact heading of the Andromeda galaxy was unknown. The US space agency Nasa reports now of new observation results, which solve the riddle
“After almost a century of speculation…
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